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Edition - Bod1189

Imprint Names:  Sefton, H.F.

Imprint Locations:  Worcester

Date  between 1834 and 1856

Imprint: Printed and Sold by H.F. Sefton, Broad Street, Worcester


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 299

Title: The poachers

First Line: When I was bound apprentice in famed Northamptonshire

Themes:  Poaching

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the wild moor!

First Line: It was one winter's night, when the wind

Themes:  Illegitimacy

Firth b.34(229)

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Edition - Bod1334

Imprint Names:  McIntosh, R.

Imprint Locations:  Glasgow

Date  between 1860 and 1874

Imprint: Robt. M'Intosh, Printer, 203 Gallowgate Glasgow


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the wild moor

First Line: It was one wint'ry night, when the wind

Notes:  2806 c.14(78) is another impression but with a different second ballad

Themes:  Illegitimacy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1481

Title: The miller of Fife

First Line: When I was a miller in Fife

Subjects:  Scotland

2806 c.14(13)

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Edition - Bod1357

Imprint Names:  McIntosh, R.

Imprint Locations:  Glasgow

Date  between 1860 and 1874

Imprint: Robt. M'Intosh, Printer, 203 Gallowgate Glasgow


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the wild moor

First Line: It was one wint'ry night, when the wind

Notes:  2806 c.14(13) is another impression but with a different second ballad

Themes:  Death

2nd Ballad

Title: The lass o' Netherlee

First Line: Auld farran' cantie bodie

2806 c.14(78)

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Edition - Bod1449

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.Simmons

Imprint Locations:  LondonReading

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: Printed and Sold Wholesale and Retail by J. Catnach, 2, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials, London. Sold by Simmons, Reading


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 22885

Title: The May pole

First Line: Come lasses & lads, get leave of your dads

Themes:  May day

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 217

Title: When bucks a hunting go

First Line: How sweet is the horn that sounds in the morn

Themes:  Hunting

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V25958

Title: Robin Hood

First Line: As blithe as the linnet sings in the green wood

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 21272

Title: Grand conversation under the rose

First Line: As Mars and Minerva was viewing of some implements

Themes:  Politics and government

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 348

Title: Little Mary the sailor's bride

First Line: As William and Mary strayed by the sea side

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V4632

Title: Firm as oak, & free from care

First Line: Oh firm as oak, and free from care

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V265

Title: The blue-eyed stranger

First Line: One night the north wind loud did blow

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the moor

First Line: Twas one cold night when the wind

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 2668

Title: Poor dog Tray

First Line: On the green banks of Shannon, when Shelah was nigh

Johnson Ballads fol. 27

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Edition - Bod1843

Imprint Names:  King, W.

Imprint Locations:  Oxford

Date  [c.1835]

Imprint: Printed and Sold by W. King, St. Peter's-le-Bailey, Oxford ... Sold also by J. Simons, 123, London-street, Reading

Notes:  Two titles attached. From the collection of F. Madan, Brasenose College. Large format


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 218

Title: The fair maid of Oxford city

First Line: Its of a fair maid in Oxford city

Themes:  Jealousy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1095

Title: Highland Mary

First Line: Ye banks and braes and streams around

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Themes:  Death

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V5686

Title: The violet girl

First Line: Come buy my pretty violets blue

Themes:  Street traders

4th Ballad - Roud Number: V1514

Title: \"God save the king\". For his majesty, William the IVth

First Line: God save our noble king

Subjects:  William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837

5th Ballad - Roud Number: V25658

Title: The new-mown hay

First Line: 'Twas in the morn when sweets disclose

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V1044

Title: Rise gentle moon

First Line: Day has gone down o'er the Baltic's broad billow

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 1040

Title: The green bushes

First Line: As I was walking one morning in May

8th Ballad - Roud Number: 13320

Title: Oh, no, we never mention her

First Line: Oh, no, we never mention her

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 1271

Title: My village fair

First Line: With my village fair what lass can compare

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Poor Mary of the moor

First Line: 'Ywas [sic] one cold winter's night, when the wind

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 1234

Title: The flowing bowl

First Line: Come, landlord, fill a flowing bowl

Themes:  Drinking

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 13785

Title: Jack Stedfast

First Line: Jack Stedfast and I were both messmates at sea

Themes:  Sailors

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 24438

Title: I'd be a butterfly

First Line: I'd be a butterfly born in a bower

Authors:  Bayly, N.T.H. (Nathaniel Thomas Haynes), 1797-1839

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 13265

Title: The wake of Teddy the tiler

First Line: From Dublin town the other night

Tune: King of the Cannibal islands

15th Ballad - Roud Number: 13848

Title: Cabin boy

First Line: The sea was rough, the clouds were dark

Authors:  Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841

Themes:  Naval

16th Ballad - Roud Number: V496

Title: Lads of the village

First Line: Where the lads of the village shall merrily ah

17th Ballad - Roud Number: 2674

Title: Remember love, remember

First Line: Twas ten o'clock one moonlight night

18th Ballad - Roud Number: 2671

Title: The broken pitcher

First Line: O where are you going so fast, pretty maid

19th Ballad - Roud Number: V3539

Title: The light guitar

First Line: O, leave the gay and festive scene

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 875

Title: Oyster girl

First Line: Many a knight and lady gay

Themes:  Street traders

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 13229

Title: Buy a broom

First Line: From Teuchland I came with my light ware all laden

Themes:  Street traders

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: V7561

Title: The pretty milkman

First Line: At dawn of day, when other folks

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: 906

Title: Bonny moon

First Line: As I went to my cot at the close of the day

24th Ballad - Roud Number: 9592

Title: Judy Callaghan

First Line: 'Twas on a windy night

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V7197

Title: The Swiss boy

First Line: Come arouse thee, arouse thee, my gay Swiss boy

Edition - Bod2057

Imprint Names:  Such, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1849 and 1862

Imprint: London: Printed and Published by H. Such, 123, Union Street, Borough

Series Identifier: 73


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the moor

First Line: Twas one cold night when the wind

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 93

Title: The squire of Edinburgh!

First Line: There was a squire in Edinburg, and a squire of high degree

Harding B 11(2364)

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Edition - Bod2528

Imprint Names:  Harkness, J.

Imprint Locations:  Preston

Date  between 1840 and 1866

Imprint: John Harkness, Printer, Church St., Preston

Notes:  The second illustration is a version of Davison catalogue No. 323. Harding B 11(4233) is another edition.

Series Identifier: 60


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1176

Title: William of the man-of-war

First Line: One winter's day as I was walking

Themes:  Sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the moor

First Line: 'Twas one cold winter night when the wind

Harding B 11(4232)

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Edition - Bod3669

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts Printer Wholesale toy and Marble Warehouse 6 Great st. Andrew street 7 dials


Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Poor Mary of the moor

First Line: Twas one cold winter's night when the wind

Tune: Robin's petition

Harding B 25(1538)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod11797

Imprint Names:  Fortey, W.S.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1858 and 1885

Imprint: London: Printed at the \"Catnach Press,\" by W.S. Fortey, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13780

Title: The Hazle [sic] dell

First Line: In the Hazel dell my Nelly's sleeping

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of th[e] moor

First Line: Twas one cold night when the wind

Themes:  Death

Harding B 11(1501)

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Edition - Bod11844

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, Wholesale Toy and Marble Warehouse, 6, Great St. Andrew-street, Seven Dials


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V1847

Title: Old England for ever shall weather the storm

First Line: Old England thy stamina never has yeilded [sic]

Subjects:  England

Themes:  Patriotism

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V1848

Title: Brandy for ever shall cheer up the heart. A celebrated parody on Old England for ever shall weather the storm

First Line: Oh! brandy, thy virtues they never will yeild [sic] to

Themes:  Drinking

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Poor Mary of the moor

First Line: 'Twas one cold night when the wind

Notes:  Harding B 17(243b) is another edition of this ballad alone

Themes:  Death

Harding B 11(2789)

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Edition - Bod12418

Imprint Names:  Neesom

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  18--

Imprint: Neesom, Printer, 166, Brick Lane, Spitalfields


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the moor

First Line: Twas one cold night when the wind

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 1994

Title: Logie O, Buchan

First Line: O Logie o' Buchan, O Logie the laird

Harding B 11(2365)

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Edition - Bod12896

Imprint Names:  Barr

Imprint Locations:  Leeds

Imprint: Barr, 153 Marsh Lane, Leeds

Notes:  Part of a sheet of four; see Johnson Ballads 1801 Part of a sheet of four; see Johnson Ballads 1801

Series Identifier: 110


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 957

Title: Flora the lilly of the west

First Line: It's when I came to England some pleasure for to find

Themes:  IrelandMurderCourts and lawScotland

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the moor

First Line: 'Twas one cold night when the wind

Themes:  Cruel father

Harding B 11(3)

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Edition - Bod8467

Imprint Names:  Forth, J.

Imprint Locations:  Pocklington

Imprint: Forth, Printer, Pocklington

Series Identifier: 207


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 239

Title: The female cabin boy or, The row amongst the sailors

First Line: It's of a pretty female as you shall understand

Themes:  PregnancyTransvestismWomen sailors

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the moor

First Line: It was one winter's night, when the wind

Firth c.12(443)

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Edition - Bod8848

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 44


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13771

Title: Gipsy's tent

First Line: Our fire on the turf, and tent 'neath the hill

Themes:  Gipsies

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the wild moor

First Line: 'Twas one cold night when the wind

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 520

Title: The Irish recruit

First Line: About nine months ago I was digging the land

Themes:  Soldiers, Irish

Firth c.26(275)

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Edition - Bod14195

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the moor

First Line: Twas one cold night when the wild [sic]

Harding B 15(188b)

Notes:  The illustration and the text are separately printed items. Slip


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Edition - Bod15746

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 4871

Title: Uncle Ned

First Line: I once knew a nigger and his name was Uncle Ned

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 8694

Title: Come under my plaidie

First Line: Come under my plaidie, the nights gaun to fa'

Authors:  Macneill, Hector, 1746-1818

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Poor Mary of the wild moor

First Line: 'Twas one cold winter's night, when the wind

Firth b.27(69)

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Edition - Bod18075

Imprint Names:  Moore, J.

Imprint Locations:  Belfast

Date  between 1846 and 1852

Imprint: Printed and sold at the \"Poet's Box,\" and General Printing Office, by J. Moore, Castle-court, Belfast


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13817

Title: Shells of the ocean

First Line: One summer eve, with pensive thought

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Poor Mary of the wild moor

First Line: It was one wint'ry night, when the wind

Themes:  Death

Harding B 26(600)

Notes:  Slip Slip


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Edition - Bod18561

Imprint Names:  Kiernan, J.

Imprint Locations:  Manchester

Imprint: Manchester: Printed and Sold at J. Kiernan's, Garden-street, Shude-hill


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2890

Title: Red rose

First Line: O my love's like a red, red rose

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V9596

Title: Philadelphia las[s]

First Line: It was on one summer's evening

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13215

Title: Highland home

First Line: My highland home where tempests blow

Themes:  Scotland

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 164

Title: Sir John Barleycorn

First Line: There were three kings into the east

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 408

Title: The lucky farmer's boy

First Line: The sun had set behind the hill

Themes:  Agricultural laborers

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V3830

Title: Drink to me only

First Line: Drink to me only with thine eyes

7th Ballad - Roud Number: 22830

Title: The wanderer

First Line: Cease awhile, ye winds, to blow

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V7728

Title: Go along Bob

First Line: As Joe the dustman, drove his noble team

9th Ballad - Roud Number: 17792

Title: Gallant sailor

First Line: Farewell thou dear and gallant sailor

Themes:  Sailors

10th Ballad - Roud Number: V220

Title: Bloom is on the rye

First Line: My pretty Jane, my dearest Jane

Authors:  Fitzball, Edward, 1792-1873

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 13265

Title: Teddy the tiler

First Line: From Dublin town the other night

Themes:  Irish wakes

12th Ballad - Roud Number: 2101

Title: Billy O'Rooke

First Line: I greased my brogues and cut my stick

13th Ballad - Roud Number: 13765

Title: The galley slave

First Line: Oh think on my fate once I freedom enjoy'd

Authors:  Cross, J.C. (James C.), d. 1810

Themes:  Slavery - galley slaves

14th Ballad - Roud Number: 2671

Title: Fanny and her pitcher

First Line: Said I to a lass I met the other day

15th Ballad - Roud Number: V4813

Title: The devil take tomorrow

First Line: Old father Pat was blithe and free

16th Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the moor

First Line: 'Twas one cold night when the wind

17th Ballad - Roud Number: 4355

Title: Exile of Erin

First Line: There came to the beach a poor exile of Erin

Authors:  Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844

Themes:  Emigration - Irish

18th Ballad - Roud Number: 13792

Title: The kiss dear maid

First Line: The kiss dear maid, thy lips has left

Themes:  Kissing

19th Ballad - Roud Number: 9395

Title: Colin stole my heart

First Line: The fields were green the hills were gay

20th Ballad - Roud Number: 1095

Title: Highland Mary

First Line: Ye banks & braes and streams around

Authors:  Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

Themes:  Death

21st Ballad - Roud Number: 13755

Title: Answer to Alice Gray

First Line: He strikes the minstrel lyre again

22nd Ballad - Roud Number: 2390

Title: Long time Ive courted

First Line: Long time I've courted you, miss

23rd Ballad - Roud Number: V1616

Title: Helmet on his brow

First Line: With a helmet on his brow

Themes:  Soldiers

24th Ballad - Roud Number: 583

Title: Young Johnson

First Line: Cold winter is past

25th Ballad - Roud Number: V7200

Title: Swiss maid

First Line: Come haste thee, come haste thee my bonny Swiss maid

26th Ballad - Roud Number: 829

Title: Rakish young fellow

First Line: When I was a rakish young fellow

Harding B 36(25)

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Edition - Bod18929

Imprint Names:  Catnach, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1813 and 1838

Imprint: Printed and Sold Wholesale and Retail by J. Catnach, 2, & 3, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials, London


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 22885

Title: The may pole

First Line: Come lasses & lads, get leave of your dads

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 217

Title: When bucks a hunting go

First Line: How sweet is the horn that sounds in the morn

Themes:  Hunting

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 13776

Title: Harry Hawser

First Line: One morn when the wind o'er the ocean skim'd lightly

Themes:  Shipwreck

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 21272

Title: Grand conversation under the rose

First Line: As Mars and Minerva was viewing of some implements

Themes:  Politics and government

5th Ballad - Roud Number: 348

Title: Little Mary the sailor's bride

First Line: As William and Mary strayed by the sea side

6th Ballad - Roud Number: V4632

Title: Firm as oak, & free from care

First Line: Oh! firm as oak, and free from care

Themes:  Sailors

7th Ballad - Roud Number: V25958

Title: Robin Hood

First Line: As blithe as the linnet sings in the green wood

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)

8th Ballad - Roud Number: V17321

Title: Lullaby

First Line: Peaceful slumbr'ing on the ocean

9th Ballad - Roud Number: V265

Title: The blue-eyed stranger

First Line: One night the north wind loud did blow

10th Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the moor

First Line: Twas one cold night when the wind

11th Ballad - Roud Number: 2668

Title: Poor dog Tray

First Line: On the green banks of Shannon, when Shelah was nigh

Authors:  Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844

Themes:  Dogs

12th Ballad - Roud Number: V4164

Title: The mariners of England

First Line: Ye mariners of England

Authors:  Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844

Themes:  Naval

Harding B 36(15)

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Edition - Bod19614

Imprint Names:  Barr

Imprint Locations:  Leeds

Imprint: Barr, 153 Marsh Lane, Leeds

Series Identifier: 110


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 957

Title: Flora the lilly of the west

First Line: It's when I came to England some pleasure for to find

Authors:  Brown, G.

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the moor

First Line: 'Twas one cold night when the wind

Themes:  Pregnancy

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V184

Title: Beautiful child

First Line: Beautiful child by thy mother's knee

4th Ballad - Roud Number: 1146

Title: Young Edward the gallant hussar

First Line: A damsel possess'd of great beauty

Johnson Ballads 1801

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Johnson Ballads 1802


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Edition - Bod20856

Imprint Names:  Disley, H.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1860 and 1883

Imprint: H. Disley, Printer, 57, High-street, St. Giles


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V2102

Title: Advice to bachelors. A parody on 'Nothing more'

First Line: Of the ladies, Heaven bless them

Authors:  Embleton, J.

Themes:  Marriage

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the moor

First Line: 'Twas one cold night when the wind

Themes:  Illegitimacy

Firth b.25(147)

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Edition - Bod21354

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary, of the wild moor

First Line: 'Twas one cold winter's night when the wind

Themes:  Death

2806 c.13(306)

Notes:  Slip


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Edition - Bod21966

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 44


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 13771

Title: Gipsy's tent

First Line: Our fire on the turf, and tent 'neath the hill

Themes:  Gipsies

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Mary of the wild moor

First Line: 'Twas one cold night when the wind

3rd Ballad - Roud Number: 520

Title: The Irish recruit

First Line: About nine months ago I was digging the land

Themes:  Soldiers, Irish

2806 c.16(261)

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Harding B 11(1320)

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Edition - Bod22459

Imprint Names:  Pitts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1819 and 1844

Imprint: Pitts, Printer, Wholesale Toy & Marble Warehouse, 6, Great St. Andrew stre[e]t, 7 D[i]als

Notes:  Slip. Another edition forms part of a sheet of three ballads; see Harding B 11(2789)


Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Poor Mary of the moor

First Line: Twas one cold night when the wind

Themes:  Death

Harding B 17(243b)

Notes:  Slip.


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Edition - Bod22584

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: 155

Title: Poor Mary of the moor

First Line: 'Twas one cold winter's night when the wind

Themes:  Death

2806 c.18(252)

Notes:  Slip


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Cookies are small text files that can be written and read by websites and stored by the browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone. They do a number of things including allowing access to some types of content and functionality to users, and collecting anonymous user information so that site owners can monitor the performance of their sites. They are a kind of "memory" for a website that can help it respond appropriately to users and user behaviour.

Cookies on this website

This website stores cookies to remember the style (colours/fonts) preference and the ones used in Google Analytics. This anonymously tracks individual visitor behaviour on the website so that we can see how the site is being used. We only use this information for monitoring and improving our website and content for the benefit of our users (you).

More information about controlling these cookies can be found at The Bodleian Libraries and Cookies page.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies completely (from all websites) by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA).

If you wish to have a deeper understanding about the cookies that Google uses check Cookies & Google Analytics page.

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